The game of soccer has been an integral part of my life since a very young age. Alongside soccer, my family, faith, and academic growth are very important to me. I am looking for a college that can support my drive and passion for each of these areas. It is my dream and ultimate goal to play competitive college soccer while earning a degree that I am interested in.
I have many unique skills to contribute to a college program. First of all, my love of the game is what I think drives me each day to keep playing soccer. That feeling I get-either when scoring a header or playing a through ball that works perfectly- is something I will never get tired of. Having a love for the game of soccer is important for a competitive player, because without it, you have no drive to keep playing. I know soccer is something I enjoy and love to play, and I push through the bad days just to find those perfect, successful little moments. I am also a very coachable player. In the 2016 NM State Championship game, my club coach specifically talked to me and identified a weak spot in the opposition's back line. I listened and was able to exploit that space, to ultimately score and assist a goal for a 2-0 victory. In addition, my work ethic on the field as well as in the classroom is something I am proud of. I have kept a 4.0 throughout my entire freshman year and push myself to take Honors and Gifted classes. I am also self-motivated to take care of my body and work hard outside of organized practice, be it either getting enough sleep or going on an extra run to stay fit. Another unique quality I possess that can contribute to a team is my leadership ability. I have been captain of my club team for the past 4 years. In previous years, my coach picked me as a captain, but this year my teammates selected me as their captain. This was an honor, and has continuously pushed me to do a good job in the duties I have as captain. The way I lead as a captain is different than other captains I know, because instead of leading by a loud personality, I lead by example. I have also served as a leader in Student Council, and am an older sister, which requires a lot of leadership (and patience!).